During my trip to work, I spent 3/4 of the time driving on the highway, during which I covered 5/6 of the distance. My average speed on the highway was 60 miles per hour. Find my average speed, in miles per hour, during the time I was not on the highway. Please explain all the math.

dumbpeep Apr 3, 2019

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Just keep this in mind (No offense)

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HiylinLink Apr 3, 2019

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I'm very sorry, it's just that this is my first question. I promise not to do it again.

dumbpeep
Apr 4, 2019

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HiylinLink
Apr 4, 2019

#2**+3 **

**LovinLife is right. Your title could have stopped you getting an answer.**

During my trip to work, I spent 3/4 of the time driving on the highway, during which I covered 5/6 of the distance. My average speed on the highway was 60 miles per hour. Find my average speed, in miles per hour, during the time I was not on the highway. Please explain all the math.

To be honest I do not know exactly where I am going as I progress through my answer.

I am following a bouncing ball and with luck it will take me where I need to go.

Why not let the distance to work be D km. and the time taken be T

Highway distance = 5/6 of D

Highway time = 3/4 of T

Speed = distance /time

Highway speed =

\(=\frac{5D}{6}\div \frac{3T}{4}\\ =\frac{5D}{6}\times \frac{4}{3T}\\ =\frac{5D}{3}\times \frac{2}{3T}\\ =\frac{10D}{9T}\)

so

\(\frac{10D}{9T}=60\\ \frac{D}{9T}=6\\ D=54T\\\)

Minor road distance = 1/6 of D = 1/6 of 54T = 9T

Minor road time = 1/4 of T

Minor road speed

= 9T / 1/4 of T

\(=9T \div \frac{T}{4}\\ =9T \times \frac{4}{T}\\ =36 miles /hour\)

I have not checked my answer. You should do that :)

Melody Apr 3, 2019

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1/4 of your time is at the lower speed and you cover 1/6 of the distance

Rate x time = distance

60 x 3/4t = 5/6 solve for t 5/6 / (3/4 x 60) = t = 5/270

y x 1/4 (5/270) = 1/6 solve for y = 36 mph

ElectricPavlov Apr 3, 2019